For soccer fans in the United States today, there’s a triple header of games starting with Tottenham against Newcastle, followed by Sunderland vs Manchester City and then, last but not least, Manchester United versus Arsenal. And there’s also Swansea City against Stoke for the die-hards like me.
In team news for Arsenal, Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky were sent home due to sickness, so Thomas Vermaelen starts for the Gunners, while Mathieu Flamini returns to the starting eleven. Mikel Arteta and Serge Gnabry are also ill, but are included on the bench.
Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Jones, Carrick, Kagawa; Rooney, van Persie
Subs: Lindegaard, Giggs, Chicharito, Nani, Cleverley, Fellaini, Januzaj.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Ozil, Ramsey, Cazorla, Giroud
Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Monreal, Hayden, Gnabry, Wilshere, Bendtne
Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Pozuelo, Lamah, Routledge, Bon
Subs: Zabret, Amat, Taylor, Shelvey, Dyer, Canas, Vazquez
Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Ireland, Palacios, Arnautovic; Crouch
Subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Jones, Wilson, Adam, Assaidi, Etherington
Here’s today’s schedule:
Tottenham vs Newcastle, 7am, NBC Sports Network
Sunderland vs Man City, 9am, NBC Sports Network
Swansea vs Stoke, 11am, Premier League Extra Time
Man United vs Arsenal, 11am, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo
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Have a wonderful Sunday!